"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
6] Can you phone bank? -- through Sept. 3
7] Can you risk arrest with 350.org? – through Sept. 3
8] Art Along the Trials – through Sept. 3
10] City Council 14TH District candidate debate – Aug. 31
11] City Council 9TH District candidate debate – Aug. 31
12] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil – Aug. 31
13] First Thursday vigil against war – Sept. 1
14] Reflections on the Eve of 9/11 – Sept. 1
15] City Council 12th District candidate debate – Sept. 1
21] City Council 7th District candidate debate – Aug. 25
22] City Council 2nd District candidate debate – Aug. 25
25] Movement against Drug War – Aug. 25
17] White House vigil – Sept. 2
19] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 2
20] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Sept. 2
21] Silent vigil/potluck dinner at
22] Film PRINCESS KA'LULAINI – Sept. 2
23] ALC Retreat – Sept. 2 - 5
24] Film PHIL OCHS – Sept. 2
25] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 2
26] Farmers Market – Sept. 3
27] Olney vigil to end the war – Sept. 3
28] Peace vigil in
29] Peace vigil at Capitol – Sept. 3
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. "God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions" stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him at 410-366-1637.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to email@example.com. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/2010/02/hocofola-cafe-quetzal-order-form-2010.html. The coffee comes in one-pound bags.
Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month. Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered. Send it to Adela Hirsch,
5] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to www.mattapoisettquakers.org, and click the link for the stamp ministry. Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions,
6] – The Tar Sands Action at the White House continues through Sat., Sept. 3. Volunteers are needed to do phone-banking to convince people to come to D.C. and risk arrest at the White House. A phone bank operation has been set up for the offices of the Energy Action Coalition in D.C., happening from 4-7 PM each day. You can sign up by contacting Whit Jones at EAC at email@example.com.
7] – The Tar Sands Action began on Sat., Aug. 20 at noon, and continues through Sat., Sept. 3 at noon. The aim is to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline to the Canadian Tar Sands. This pipeline destroys or puts at risk many vulnerable wilderness areas plus an aquifer supplying water to much of the
8] – Art Along the Trails continues at Carrie Murray Nature Center Leakin/Gwynne Falls Park,
9] – Each Wednesday from 4
10] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 14th District on Wed., Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 PM at the
11] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 9th District on Wed., Aug. 31 at 7 PM at the UM BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St., organized by the Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
12] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Aug. 31. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Sept. 1 from 5 to 6
14] – "Reflections On the Eve of 9/11: A Conversation with Professors Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University and Ed Kessler of Cambridge University's Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths" will take place on Thurs., Sept. 1 from 6:15 to 7:30 Pm at the School of International Service, American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. The conversation, moderated by new SIS Dean James Goldgeier, will cover some difficult questions including "Where are we ten years after 9/11? What's changed? What hasn't?" The event will include a question and answer session with students and a reception afterwards and is sponsored by
, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program and others. School of International Service
15] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 12th District on Thurs., Sept. 1 from 7 to 9 PM at St. Francis Academy, 501 E. Chase St.
16] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Sept. 2 from noon to 12
17] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
18] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
19] – There is also a noon vigil on Sept. 2 at
20] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
JFK Blvd., (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Philadelphia Middle East. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
21] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 2 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say
22] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings are hosting the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The first film
PRINCESS KA'IULANI [
The film stars Q'orianka Kilcher as the heir to the throne in
23] – You are invited to the Sept 2-5, 2011 Atlantic Life Community Retreat in Camden, NJ at the Oscar Romero Retreat Center—go to http://www.romero-center.org/. RSVP to Chrissy Nesbitt at 610 361-3243 or email@example.com. The theme is "Leaving The Corporate War Economy, Disconnecting From The Empire." The ongoing challenge is to contemplate our place in the world; to question what we as a community of peacemakers can do to convert our death dealing war economy into a Life sustaining economy. We work to end
The retreat begins on Fri., Sept. 2 with dinner at 6 PM, followed by a discussion on Peacemaking into
24] – On Fri., Sept. 2 at 7 PM watch PHIL OCHS, There But For Fortune, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL" First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, PA. Was he the most passionate voice of his generation? The evening will include light refreshments and an after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the
25] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on
26] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon. CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts. Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to www.cphabaltimore.org.
27] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10
28] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to www.ccpeace.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
29] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sept. 3. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34
To be continued.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs